Senior Research Scientist, Spatial Informatics Group
Carrie is a contributor to the Fuel Mapping & Fire Physics Team that is developing a new fuel inventory and fire behavior system. She will contribute to the integration of forest structure modeling and tree mortality dynamics into short-term and long-term fire prediction models. Her research seeks to inform our understanding of the impacts of forest disturbance and forest restoration on ecosystem structure and function. She employs experimental, observational, and reconstructed data to investigate changes in California forests as a result of fire suppression and land use history. Carrie’s work addressing methods for quantifying baseline forest conditions has been used to inform decision-making regarding restoration actions in California forests. Before joining SIG, she was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Davis and a lead scientist at Conservation Science Partners. Carrie holds a doctorate in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from UC Berkeley.